Kyoto - Kyoto Station (Chapter)
This is the Kyoto Station Area chapter from Lonely Planet's Kyoto guidebook.
Dominated by the eponymous Kyoto Station, this neighbourhood serves as the gateway to Kyoto. Apart from the impressive station building itself, you can visit Higashi Hongan-ji and Nishi Hongan-ji: two vast temples within walking distance of the station.
- feel the power of Japanese Buddhism expressed in the soaring main halls and their glittering interiors at Higashi Hongan-ji
- climb to the roof of the Kyoto Station
- restaurants & shops
- savour the views from the top of Kyoto Tower
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Explore: Kyoto Station Area, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating and Shopping.
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